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Pure American Gun Billboard In Chicago

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Symbols shape the way we view our culture. They mold our perceptions of our selves. We see so many images that we sometimes don’t realize that there are still defining cultural symbols.

What symbols define our collective American experience? Apple Pie? A Jesus fish? An assault rifle? Clearly a group of Americans believe that their story, their narrative, is given deeper meaning by the symbol of an assault rifle.

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Writer. In the summers, I live and work in the incredible state of Alaska, in the bush community of McCarthy; I pass the winters in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. I'm working on a memoir-based nonfiction book on the American Dream. I blog, quite frequently, and I also have a novel in process, set in Alaska.

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